Creating an affiliate link from any phrase (prosperent)
The other day we had an affiliate pose an interesting question in our forum. They asked if it would be possible to create a Prosperent affiliate url without using our api, and using only a product name/keyword.
As luck would have it, you can. Our affiliate url's do some interesting things. If a merchant no longer carries a product, we don't want to waste any traffic that may be sent to that url via a cached affiliate link. So, our system handles this intelligently. When a click comes through we check to see if the product clicked still exists. If it does, great, we send the person through. If it doesn't we can see if any of our other merchants carry it. This means your traffic is always sent to the best merchant at that moment.
Since this person doesn't know the productId that is associated with the specific product they want to create a link for, they can simply give us a keyword, or a keyword and a merchant. Here is an example:
replace: 219034 with your 6 number userid. So at minimum you need:
replace: Mastering+the+Job+Search+Process+in+Recreation+and+Leisure+Services with your product keyword. So k=My+Product+Name
replace: Walmart with the merchant you want to send the click to. Leave it blank to let our system find the best matching product and redirect it.
replace: mydomain.com with your domain name. This let's us know where the click came from
The only two things absolutely necessary in the url are the 6 digit userId, and the k=product+name